I enjoy watching most of the online video content from WoodWhisperer,
Matts Basement, The Woodworking Channel, David Marks on DIY, et al.
Instead of sitting at my pc and viewing on the monitor I'd like to be
able to capture some flash content which I would then convert to
appropriate DVD file formats and subsequently burn to DVD so that I
can watch on the tv screen. I have not been able to find a software
application that is able to capture the flash video. Anyone here know
how to do this and is willing to share the knowledge?
With a wireless card and a couple cables, you can often hook your
computer up and stream the video directly to TV. Most modern systems
have SVIDEO out, and with a "line out" (1/8" to 2 RCA) cable for the
audio you'll get sound. Your TV also has to have these jacks, but
basically your computer becomes another VCP-like device.
(Your picture quality won't be as good as a monitor of the same size, but
it's generally still usable.)
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In the past, here is the way I did it. My browser is Seamonkey. I
first found the location of the Seamonkey cache folder. When I found
an online video I liked, I went into the Seamonkey preferences and
cleared the cache. Then I played the video and immediately closed
Seamonkey. Looking in the cache folder there would be several files
with cryptic names, such as 17AZ2Ur456. I would find a large one and
copy it to another folder and change the name by adding and extension
(.flv). Then test it to see if it would play using my flv player. If I
had guessed right, I would rename it to whatever I wanted and saved it
in the folder with my other videos. Recently YouTube has changed
something and there is no cache made when a video is played. Never
tested this on other sites.
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